Archive for "July 2012"

Study: Green-rated homes get higher prices

Study: Green homes sell for 9% more in California  Green-certified homes sell for 9% more than regular homes in California and their premium is highest in the hottest and most eco-minded areas, says a report today.   CAPTION By Zeta Communities Single-family homes with green certifications sold for an average of $34,800 more than comparable […]

U.S. wastes $11.4 billion a year by throwing away recyclables

July 30, 2012

In this June 20 photo, a heavy Caterpillar earth mover buries waste at the Clinton Landfill near Clinton, Ill. According to a new report released by the group As You Sow, the U.S. lags far behind other nations in recycling packaging materials. (Seth Perlman / Associated Press / June 20, 2012) By Ronald D. WhiteJuly 18, 2012, 1:01 p.m. If […]

World’s First Solar-Geothermal Hybrid Plant Opens in the Nevada Desert

July 25, 2012

Nevada is home to some enormous solar power facilities and is a focal point of the expansion of geothermal energy production, so it makes sense that someone would pick the state to combine the two in one beast of a clean energy production center. That someone is Enel Green Power (EGP), which in May opened the world’s first solar-geothermal hybrid energy […]

Geothermal Energy: A New Frontier

July 24, 2012

Geothermal Energy: A New Frontier Eurasia Review Geothermal Energy : A New Frontier – Analysis Eurasia Review This geothermal bank holds the potential to produce 2580 megawatts (MW) in heat-based energy, or enough to light 1.5 million homes by U.S. consumption standards. The expansion and development of geothermal energy throughout the region could not… Read […]

Australia enacts carbon-tax law

July 23, 2012

Australia introduces controversial carbon tax Australia is the developed world’s worst polluter per head of population Continue reading the main story Related Stories Australia’s leaders go to the dogs over carbon tax row Two faces of Australia carbon taxWatch Rinehart in Fairfax sale warning Australia has introduced its highly controversial carbon tax, after years of […]